Border Town Prodigal

Border Town Prodigal (2016)

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The leader of the Divine Knife sect, Bai Tian Yu, was mysteriously ambushed and killed in the border town Plum Nunnery. Twenty years later, Fu Hong Xue, leaves the western regions and returned to the central plains (China) in order to investigate his adopted father’s death. At the same time, Bai Tian Yu and Hua Bai Feng’s biological son, Ye Kai, also left for the border town. The two find that it read morewas Bai Tian Yu’s sworn brother, Ma Kong Qun, who organized the assassination. As luck would have it, Ma Kong Qun’s beautiful daughter, Ma Fang Ling falls for Fu Hong Xue, while Ye Kai falls for her…together, they will face Ma Kong Qun.

  • Native title:

    新边城浪子
  • Also Known as:

    Bian Cheng Lang Zi; Edge City Wanderer; Vagabondize;

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SiennaNgo
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Sep 15, 2016
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
I personally feel that the drama's trailer was misleading. The drama turned out way different to what I expected and not only was I surprised, I actually really didn't like it.

There were too many times when a misunderstanding occurred between the main couple. There was overuse of phrases like "my destiny is to..." "but I want to live like this, but I've got no choice" " I must avenge my father" read more "I love you" then "I hate you" (Lol. They probably ran out of lines to say)
I was like, I get the idea, the characters are confused due to what they've been though but it was over elaborated and it felt over complicated.

Add in a few extra plot twist and unnecessary new inputs to the already tangled plot line, you get WTF IS GOING ON?

However, character development is shown as the drama proceeds. Basically, all the chaos and pain is caused by the idea of revenge and betrayal, which got really really annoying since one moment everything is fine the BAM!-- it gets worse, then slowly everything is peaceful BUT NO some other trouble stirs it all up again and again and again.... and that kind of replays that through the episodes.

There were sweet and funny moments with Ye Kai and Ding Ling Ling which were really cute. There were nice fighting scenes and special effects. Costumes were really nice too and the music was alright, that middle eastern tune was overplayed whenever they danced. I also liked the casting and felt they did as best they could with the role given.

The ending was so FRUSTRATING!!! It was really sad, disappointing and a little confusing.
I watched 50 episodes and this is what I end up with? I guess the unhappy ending is refreshing....?
#givememytimeback
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Elizabeth
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Nov 3, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Okay to start off I really liked this drama but I didn't at some parts.
Story: it starts off super interesting and appealing but as the episodes went by it dragged a little bit and I agree with the other reviewer that there were too many repeating phrases and the same crap over and over. However, I still liked it a lot. I watched the original version of this from HK and read more the storyline is quite similar except the biggest difference is the romance. Also, I wish whenever they added more misunderstanding between the main couple they should at least address it but no the couple just briefly overlooks the problem and then gets back together and then leave again which doesn't really bother me that much since I wanted him to end up with Cui Nong lol.. And the plot is so unjust to Cui Nong because she's suffered so much and sacrificed herself silently for everyone she loved but in the end I never really saw anyone show deep gratification for her actions... In fact, they didn't even know half of the things she did. ugh. and the end is really sad but I'm not bothered because I wanted him to end up with Cui Nong so yea haha...
Acting: this drama is notable for its actors and actresses!! AMAZING performance. I will check out all of their future dramas bc they all acted great! Cui Nong was amazing and I honestly think her performance was better than Viann in this drama ... Viann somehow annoyed me throughout the drama idk if her character is supposed to be this annoying or she can't really act lol but yea I really wanted Cui Nong to end up with Fu Hongxue because they were perfect for each other... But Cui Nong was way too selfless and gave her everything for Ma Fang Ling her little sister. So that was very sad. Personally I think Fu Hongxue has always loved Cui Nong and the reason he loved Ma Fang Ling was because he felt bad and responsibility towards her and also Cui Nong lied to him that she was already someone else's wife when really she's never done anything with any man. In the end I believe Fu Hongxue loved Cui Nong up until her death although not as strong as before because he got closer to Ma Fang Ling. I feel so bad for Cui Nong. Anyways, this drama has amazing actors/actresses I highly recommend it because of this.
Music: I liked some of the music and some was meh.
Rewatch value: If I do rewatch it's only for Cui Nong and Fu Hongxue together LOL
Overall: I recommend this drama. I really liked it.
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It's a newer drama based on the same novel but the storyline isn't exactly the same so it's new take on the plot. Fu Hong Xu is again, the main lead were he must take revenge for his father who was murdered 20 years ago. On this road to finding the truth about what really happened, Fu Hong Xue, who was raised emotionless and cold befriends Ye Kai, a charming and easy going man. And he falls in a love triangle between Ma Fang Ling (main female lead) , the daughter of his enemy and Cui Nong, the adopted sister of Ma Fang Ling who tried to kill him on several occasions (she had a good reason to).

Fu Hong Xue faces many difficulties and experiences love, heart break and betrayal on his journey. Which must of been really really hard for a guy that couldn't even smile and understand human emotions...

The casting is great and the acting is pretty good. The storyline may drag a little but you find yourself continuing to watch.

Watch this epic remake and find out if this is a good drama or if you wasted a few hours of your life.

P.s. I have no idea how the drama ends as it is still currently broadcasting, so I don't know if anyone important dies or who Fu Hong Xue ends up with.

17/08/16
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    Jordan May 6, 2017

    i wanted to start this but the fan channels on viki have been removed so now it is currently up to ep 15....i can't even seem to find it on youtube

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    Inori Yuzuriha Mar 16, 2017

    When you've watched too many Wuxia and then you get bored. After you found out this drama, your spirit is fullfilled again. Love it so much. Harem is my life :3

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    xenochile Feb 6, 2017 - edited

    Can anyone tells me please where can i watch the complet sub :)

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    Chammy Wong Jan 12, 2017

    I REALLY REALLY LIKE THIS DRAMA !! anyway , anyone can tell me what is the title of the song ? Tbh the song makes me cried everytime when i heard it

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    Kate Dec 22, 2016 - edited

    Anyone know where I can watch this with English subs?

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    DeE DeE Aug 30, 2016 - edited
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    Jen Aug 23, 2016 - edited

    Have a question. .Which days does each episode air and how many episodes per day? Thank you.

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      SiennaNgo Sep 1, 2016

      Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Theres 2 episodes per night but they normally get uploaded the following morning.

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      Jen Sep 2, 2016

      Great. Thank you.

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    SiennaNgo Aug 18, 2016
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    Jessica Aug 6, 2016

    Same old drama over and over... not interested. Nothing new about this.

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    Jordan Aug 2, 2016

    please, please sub this because it looks friggin AWESOME just reading the comments...I saw some people said they didn't recognize the actors but I barely pay attention to that 'cuz I've noticed that (just like in the U.S.) a lot of actors are inconsistent in performance O_o

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    NewKDramaAddict Jul 25, 2016 - edited

    No super big names! We will be lucky if this gets subbed!!

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    Ebuc Jul 25, 2016

    not bad!

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    SiennaNgo Jul 19, 2016 - edited

    Just started. So far soo good ;)

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    Otps4Life Jul 17, 2016

    Zhu Hong Xue looks like a vampire tho,he hella sexy.... I can't wait to watch this drama in eng sub<3 If anyone find the eng sub plz tell me,and I'll give ya a cookie

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    50
  • Aired:

    Jul 18, 2016 to Sep 7, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Network:

    BTV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 53 users)
  • Ranked:

    #15324
  • Popularity:

    #421

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